Heather Leughmyer animal rightsTo My Daughter
By Heather Leughmyer
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.


To My Daughter
By Heather Leughmyer

Look my sweet girl, at her long gentle face,
Those tender, trusting eyes,
Sheís a mother like me, with a daughter like you,
Please donít listen to the lies.
Her milk isnít meant for humans,
Itís to make her baby strong,
And stealing something that isnít ours
Is always very wrong.

Look my sweet girl, at his cute squishy face,
Those deep, engaging eyes,
He has a name, just like you and me,
Please donít listen to the lies.

Heís not another breakfast food,
To go with toast and fruit,
He loves his life, fresh air and mud,
Letís watch him roll and root.

Look my sweet girl, at her delicate face,
Those tiny, inquisitive eyes,
Sheís pleasant and curious, like you, she has friends
Please donít listen to the lies.

Sheís not another egg machine,
To be crammed into a cage,
Letís let her dust-bathe in the sun
And live to a ripe-old age.

Look my sweet girl, at the beauty and grace,
The affection that animals give,
Without them the worldís a much gloomier place,
So together weíll help more to live.

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